Andrade is a surname of Galician origin, which emerged in the 12th century as the family name of the knights and lords of the small fiefdom of San Martiño de Andrade (St. Martin of Andrade) in northern Galicia, Spain, and which developed in the 16th century into the County of Andrade.
There's a notable Jewish branch which originated in Portugal in the 17th century as da Costa d'Andrade and soon moved into England.
Related and un-related people with the surname Andrade today
The surname Andrade is found predominantly in Portugal and Spain, and in countries of Latin America, Italy, Equatorial Guinea and East Timor, Goa, and Karnataka in India. There is an important concentration of Andrade families residing in the United States, specifically, California, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Rhode Island.
The aristocratic family of Andrade (Galician branch)
The Andrade, sometimes spelled Andrada, became a powerful family in north-western Iberia during the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, time during which they held the titles of Counts of Andrade and Vilalba, amongst others, together with numerous castles, palaces, manor houses and extensive lands.
The two Galician Regions of Ferrolterra and Terra Chá are known to have been part of the domains of Fernán Pérez de Andrade in the 14th century. Most of the Galician properties, palaces and castles of the Andrade family these days belong to the House of Alba, and the present Countess of Andrade is Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba.
From one branch of this lineage: Ángel García Valerio Member of the Spanish Parliament from Ferrol between the years (1918 to 1923).
From another branch of the same lineage: Francisco Franco (Spanish Dictator 1936-1975) signed his novel Raza (Race) as Jaime de Andrade (1942).
From another branch of this lineage: Marco Tabili de Andrade y Feria Secretary of the Royal House of Savoy- Aosta
The Portuguese branch
This family soon spread to Portugal. This happened several times and with several different branches of the Andrade. The most important branch to go to Portugal was that of the Freire de Andrade in the person of Rui Freire de Andrade 14th century and his two sons, Nuno Rodrigues Freire de Andrade, later 6th Grand-Master of the Order of Christ, and Vasco Freire.
From this branch of the Freire de Andrade came João Fernandes de Andrade who, having served the Portuguese Kings Afonso V and John II in the conquest of the Moroccon strongholds of Tangier and Asilah, was granted a new Coat of Arms and possessions in the Portuguese Island of Madeira, namely in Arco da Calheta (Bow of the Calheta). João Fernandes de Andrade, known also as João Fernandes de Andrade do Arco, married Beatriz de Abreu (descendant of the first King of Portugal, Afonso I) and had prolific issue, descendants of whom were present in the colonization of Brazil. Jacob Velosinho de Andrade translated Saul Morteira's "Torat Mosheh" into Portuguese under the title "Epitome de la Verdad de la Ley de Moyses." (Bibliography: Kayserling, in Hebr. Bibl. 1860, iii. 58, 59;idem, Bibl. Esp.-Port. Jud. pp. 12, 13.D.
Rabbi Abraham Andrade French Rabbi; born in the last quarter of the eighteenth century; died at Bordeaux, 1836. During the Reign of Terror (1793–94) his energy and eloquence prevented the erection of a guillotine in the market-place of St. Esprit (near Bayonne), and instead of the guillotine the town was adorned with a statue of Jean Jacques Rousseau. He was an active member of the Great Sanhedrin which met at Paris in 1807. While Rabbi at St. Esprit he was elected "deputy of the Jewish Nation" to the Assembly of Notables convoked by Napoleon I. in 1806. He was on the committee of nine charged with the organization of the Sanhedrin, and devoted himself in a serious and broad-minded spirit to the work of that body. In 1809 he was elevated to the office of Chief Rabbi of Bordeaux, in which position he remained till his death, maintaining friendly relations with the authorities of the Catholic Church.
People with the surname
Alberto Andrade, Peruvian politician
Aloysio de Andrade Faria, Brazilian businessman
António de Andrade, Portuguese priest, the first European to explore Tibet
Billy Andrade, American golfer
Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet
Chittaranjan Andrade, Psychiatrist and Researcher, Bangalore, India
Daniela Andrade, Canadian singer
David Andrade, Australian anarchist
Demetrius Andrade, American boxer
Dino Andrade, American voice actor
Diogo Andrade, Portuguese former footballer
Edward Andrade, English physicist
Fernão Pires de Andrade, Portuguese merchant
Francisco Andrade Marín, former President of Ecuador
Glauber de Andrade Rocha, Brazilian filmmaker.
Hernán Andrade, Mexican racewalker
Hope Andrade, American politician
Ignacio Andrade Troconis, former President of Venezuela
Jaime Andrade Jr., Illinois politician
Jacob Velosinho de Andrade, author
João Henrique de Andrade Amaral, Brazilian footballer
Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Brazilian filmmaker
Jorge Andrade, Portuguese footballer
Jorge Luís Andrade da Silva, Brazilian footballer
José Bonifácio de Andrade e Silva, Brazilian statesman
José Leandro Andrade, Uruguayan footballer
José María Reina Andrade, former President of Guatemala
Lady Andrade (born 1992), Colombian footballer
Leny Andrade, Brazilian singer
Librado Andrade, Mexican boxer
Manuel de Jesús Andrade Suárez, Colombian writer, journalist and politician
Mário de Andrade, Brazilian poet
Mário Pinto de Andrade, Angolan politician and writer
Marta Andrade, Spanish figure skater
Maxwell Cabelino Andrade, Brazilian footballer
Mayra Andrade, Cape Verdean singer
Moisés Matias de Andrade, Brazilian footballer
Olegario Víctor Andrade, Argentine journalist, poet and politician
Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian poet
Rabbi Abraham Andrade, French Rabbi and Jewish Judge in the Sanhedrin of Bordeaux France